Nirmalya Dutta

Nirmalya Dutta

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Nirmalya Dutta is the Web Editor of The Free Press Journal.

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Nonsensical Nemo: What’s an Instagram activist?

The first Instagram activist was spotted during the Net Neutrality debate, despite not knowing how many bytes equal one gigabyte, but wer...Read More

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal destroys Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win 13 titles in Paris and equal Federer’s 20 slams

French Open 2020: Rafael Nadal destroys Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win 13 titles in Paris and equal Federer’s 20 slams

Normalcy has been hard to come by in the post-Covid-19 world. Yet, we got a tiny taste of it as Rafael Nadal systematically dismantled No...Read More

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘many Indians don’t care for Dalits…’ quip shows Cong’s inability to change

Rahul Gandhi’s ‘many Indians don’t care for Dalits…’ quip shows Cong’s inability to change

Rahul Gandhi had said: “Give me free press and free institutions and this government won't last long.” One wonders how an ostensibly free...Read More

The first picture of a black hole and Albert Einstein

Back in Black Holes: This year's Physics Nobel again shows Universe was understood in Albert Einstein’s head

If space was conceived in a Hollywood basement, the universe was understood in Albert Einstein’s head.

Opinion: Why do some rapes, lynchings and suicides get more coverage than others?

Opinion: Why do some rapes, lynchings and suicides get more coverage than others?

To paraphrase George Orwell: "All rapes, suicides and lynchings are equal, but some rapes, suicides and lynchings are more equal than oth...Read More

L K Advani for millennials: How BJP’s Iron Man re-shaped Indian politics

L K Advani for millennials: How BJP’s Iron Man re-shaped Indian politics

The August 5 coronation – one year after Article 370 Abrogation – saw two of BJP’s core premises achieved. A third, the Universal Civil C...Read More

ICC T20 World Cup 2007

13 years of 2007 World Cup T20 win – where are Dhoni’s boys now in 2020?

13 years ago, on this day, India won the T20 World Cup under the captaincy of a young man named MS Dhoni, which heralded a new era for no...Read More

Nonsensical Nemo: Manchester United will suck as long as the Glazers are there and it’s time to accept that

Nonsensical Nemo: Manchester United will suck as long as the Glazers are there and it’s time to accept that

When Albert Camus argued that one must consider Sisyphus happy because that was the only way to reconcile with the absurd meaninglessness...Read More

Why the Indian commentariat need to get over its Panglossian-Kafkaesque discourse about PM Modi

Why the Indian commentariat need to get over its Panglossian-Kafkaesque discourse about PM Modi

Everything is viewed through the Sith-like absolutist prism, where the Prime Minister’s actions evoke either Panglossian optimism or Kafk...Read More

Mallika Sherawat

Nonsensical Nemo: Why Mallika Sherawat deserves 'full Marx' for her 'wrongly-set' chessboard

Miss Sherawat's chess board is a stinging criticism of reality, patriarchy, oppression, oppressive structures and society in general.

Wakanda Forever: Why Chadwick Boseman’s death felt so personal

Wakanda Forever: Why Chadwick Boseman’s death felt so personal

The moral arc of the universe is long, particularly for black people in America, who still have to demand simple things like not being sh...Read More

Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona: From Man City to Man Utd to PSG – which club is he most likely to join?

Lionel Messi to leave Barcelona: From Man City to Man Utd to PSG – which club is he most likely to join?

2020 really is the year when the world broke down. From Liverpool winning the Premier League after 30 years to a pandemic stopping everyt...Read More

Why it’s time to get over our fear of coronavirus

Why it’s time to get over our fear of coronavirus

Even accounting for unreported deaths, the coronavirus coverage from even mainstream outlets, held in high esteem, has been horrendous.

Tryst with destiny: Why MS Dhoni truly epitomises the idea of a new India

Tryst with destiny: Why MS Dhoni truly epitomises the idea of a new India

Enigmatic Frenchman Eric Cantona once said: “I didn’t play against a particular team. I play against the idea of losing.” That’s why, as...Read More

Nonsensical Nemo: Bayern Munich spanks Barcelona 8-2 - Why Messi and Co’s humiliation always feels so good

Nonsensical Nemo: Bayern Munich spanks Barcelona 8-2 - Why Messi and Co’s humiliation always feels so good

As a tribal football fan, there are few joys in life that compare to watching the annihilation of Barcelona in a football match.While tik...Read More

Nehru and Modi

Bengaluru riots gives us a glimpse of how we came from Nehru’s India to Modi’s India

To understand how far political discourse has come in India – how the Overton window has been stretched – one simply has to look at the m...Read More

I've a joke and it is on Indians who think they've Freedom of Speech

I've a joke and it is on Indians who think they've Freedom of Speech

TLDR: The Constitution does support free speech. Laws don’t support free speech. Political parties don’t support free speech. Press doesn...Read More

A deranged Manchester United fan’s nonsensical take on finally seeing Liverpool win the Premier League

A deranged Manchester United fan’s nonsensical take on finally seeing Liverpool win the Premier League

Liverpool Football Club – Premier League Champions. Kings of the North and now the Kings of England and the Kings of Europe.

Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi

Anatomy of a revolt: Tracking the voices of discontent within Congress

The rumbling seems to be getting louder.

Mason Greenwood: The most talented Man Utd academy graduate since Ravel Morrison

Mason Greenwood: The most talented Man Utd academy graduate since Ravel Morrison

In the sports film Goal, Stephen Dillane, playing the fictitious Newcastle ex-scout Glen Foy tries to convince manager Eric Dornhelm to g...Read More

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